welcome to holy cross



WHAT HAPPENS ON SUNDAY?


We gather together as a church and celebrate

Our time on Sunday helps us to re-orient our lives around Christ and his love for us. We do this through singing songs about the work and character of God, opening up the Bible to hear of God's redemptive plan for us in Jesus, and speaking to God through silent and spoken prayers. We also participate in a brief meal, called The Lord's Supper which is meant to represent the ongoing renewal of God's love and fellowship with us.


We tell the story of the gospel

The gospel is the story of God that says: "God has designed all things good. All things are damaged by sin and evil. Our only hope of restoration is in Jesus." This means, that even if we are not good, even if we have a bad record, when we believe in Jesus we are accepted not on the basis of our record but the record of Jesus. He lived the life we should have lived and died the death that we deserve - so that we could share in his joy as if we have accomplished everything that Jesus accomplished. We truly love telling this story each week.


We form solid habits

It is here we seek to form habits for worshipping God and for living out the implications of the gospel in our everyday lives. Our service is not meant to be merely learning information about God, or even having an experience with God - but to renew our devotion to Him as his redeemed people, and be reminded of His gospel promises to us, enjoyed by faith in Jesus Christ. This challenges us and reminds us of our identity and mission in Christ as we scatter throughout the week, sent into every corner of our lives and armed with the message of God's love and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ.

SOME FAQ'S

Being new at a church can be difficult. We hope to make the process of getting to know us as easy as possible. On your first visit, stop by our Visitor Information Table (it is clearly marked in our welcome area). There, you can pick up a gift bag that includes a visitor's guide, a journal, a favorite book of ours, and some information to help you get connected. For now, here are some frequently asked questions: 


What is the service like? 

Each week, have a bulletin printed up for you to follow along with the service flow. You can grab one of these from a door greeter when you enter. The flow of our service is simple, yet intentional and contemporary, but meant to point us to Jesus each week. Typical elements include some singing, praying, a life-application teaching from the Bible, a brief meal called The Lord's Supper, and an offertory (twice per month). We invite all to stand during singing (if you are comfortable/able), and to sit during the time of teaching.


What should I wear? 

You are invited to come as you are. It's really difficult to say exactly what most people wear. If anything, our members and attendees tend to dress more casual. If you wear a collar and slacks, or a t-shirt and jeans - you won't stand out either way. We've even seen some cowboy boots from time to time - it's Tucson!


What should I do with my kids? 

We care about your kids! We have a pretty amazing kids team who will provide a loving, caring, and safe environment where they can learn about Jesus. We currently have classes for nursery - 5th grade. If you arrive with kids in that age range, be sure to check-in at our check-in station clearly marked off the main entrance. For first time visitors, this helpful >parent guide< will help you prepare for your visit. See more info on our kids ministry >here<.